Monday, January 01, 2007

2007

Last year I had a craptastic New Year's Eve. I didn't want to go out, but I did, and I ended up sitting in a club for hours waiting for a friend to finish making out with someone because we were sharing a cab home. That night I decided three things: 1) I'm getting too old for this, 2) I'm no longer going out on New Year's Eve, and 3) I'll always arrange my own transportation.

God, aren't clubs the worst? They're filled with the most generic people, all of whom are either screaming the lyrics to Baby Got Back or sobbing in the bathroom. I swear, when you're waiting for a stall you hear "I thought he liked me!" more than "Do you know what time it is?" I think I went to one club last year and this year I'm aiming for zero.

So these are my words of wisdom from this New Year's Eve: 1) Stay in, but invite your friends over. Just good friends, so you don't have to maintain a party. I could've worn my pjs and none of them would have cared. In fact, I think they're surprised when I don't, 2) Be careful if you're using Grey Goose to make your New Signature Cocktail, because that stuff goes down ridiculously easy which means no one can taste the alcohol and you'll end up accidentally obliterating a couple of your friends, and 3) If you're making a New Signature Cocktail that No One Can Taste the Alcohol In, make a pitcher ahead of time. Because if you're an inefficient bartender like I am, it takes you ten minutes to make each drink, and by the time you're finished with the last one, the first person is ready for another and it's an endless cycle of mindfuckery.

Earlier today I was talking to a guy I hope to start sleeping with dating very casually and he was saying that it sounds like my night was more fun than his. But it wasn't fun because of jello shots or random hookups, it was fun because of my awesome friends. Thanks, guys. It was a great way to end/start the year.

Oh, weekend update, I forgot: Friday night I babysat for Dorie's kiddos, Saturday night I was a wingwoman (I took one for the team so Mardi could live the dream, but it was no biggie; the guy's friend was perfectly nice and my girl has wingwomaned for me before), and Sunday was the aforementioned good time. And by the way, start checking out my dating blog again. I have a few new stories.

Happy new year, kids! Here's hoping it's your best one yet.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, those aforementioned signature drinks went down way too easily. Thanks for not leaving me on the kitchen floor. And thanks for being such a great new friend. Awww....

Red said...

Thanks for being my first kiss of the new year. I wasn't expecting tongue but it was delightful.

Killer said...

I am in complete agreement with not going out for New Years.
Long ago me and a group of my buddies would travel to new cities to celebrate New Years, (New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, NYC) but every year we would end up just hanging out together in a quiet bar.
Finally we decided to just hang out together in our own city instead of travelling.
Good luck with the new beau.

stefanie said...

Glad to hear your party was a success. Are you going to tell us more about this tasty new signature cocktail? (I'm always in the market for a new cocktail.)

Red said...

Killer, totally. It's a good excuse to just get together without it having to be a crazy, expensive night.

Stefanie, it's just a modified Bay Breeze... two shots each of cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and vodka. I recommend the Goose but Absolut is good too. Be careful, it can knock you on your ass. Literally.

Red said...

Oh wait, I'm sorry. It's three shots of cranberry and pineapple juice and two of vodka. That's the perfect amount to fit in a martini glass. Jeez, didn't I say I was an inept bartender?!

Joe said...

A good time was had by all, especially me. Although you forgot to mention about the naked party that your neighbors were having!

sarah said...

or the lap dance you received...

nabbalicious said...

Mmm, Grey Goose. That shit is smooth. Darren likes to talk about one night we talked on the phone, and I had had too much of the stuff and was actually slurring. Ah, good times!

Happy New Year!

metalia said...

Glad you had a happy New Years...also, the second paragraph of this post? Perfection. I cannot remember the last time I read a more spot-on description of...anything.

Keith said...

you also neglected to mention the theme of the party...

Red said...

Nabbs, love it... I just wish that had been your first conversation with Darren. ;)

Metalia, thanks!

Joe, Sarah, Keith... OK, my neighbors were having a naked party but were not very hospitable, Sarah gave me a high quality lapdance, and the theme for my gathering was naughty/nice. I tried to wear a halo that wouldn't stay on (insert obvious joke here) and handcuffs. We read aloud from Harlequins and ate giant blow pops. This is the stuff I rope my friends into when I'm not getting enough.

Darren McLikeshimself said...

Happy New Year, Red!

Married Jen/Single Jen said...

Happy New Year! I am so w/ you on the clubs... I also had just a few friends over and it was fabulous.

othurme said...

Happy New Year, Red! I hope it works out with the new guy.

Miss Peach said...

Sounds like much fun! And the cocktail sounds scrumptious. Must try!